August 25, 2016 RSS feed / Top News

Sheriff’s Office offers Citizens’ Police Academy

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office is offering its next eight-week Citizens’ Police Academy on Thursdays from Sept. 8 to Oct. 27. More...

Conservancy of Southwest Florida hosts RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament Nov. 4-6

The Conservancy of Southwest Florida invites Southwest Florida anglers to participate in its annual RedSnook Catch and Release Charity Tournament on Nov. 4-6. More...

‘Salute to the Brave’ honors local responders, military

Say “thank you” to local law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians and other first responders at Six Bends’ “Salute to the Brave.” The appreciation event, scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. More...

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Real Estate News

House Hunting:

715 Palm Ave., Punta Gorda

Here’s a two-bedroom, two-bath home with a one-car garage and storage shed located in the Punta Gorda historic district on a quiet, brick-paved street. More...

Arts & Entertainment News

New hot spot

The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro offers high-quality jazz and blues

It’s Thursday, but The Barrel Room at the Twisted Vine Bistro in downtown Fort Myers is packed like a Saturday night, with every seat in the room taken. Right now, it’s standing room only. More...

Big Orange Music Festival brings an outdoor concert indoors

The dynamic duo behind Punta Gorda’s annual Funk Fest — Nick Nemec and his father, Matt — are at it again. This time, they’ve created an inaugural, multi-faceted event to draw crowds to the area in the off-season. More...

In search of a post-Olympics television fix

THE DIVA DIARIES

Hi, my name is Stephanie, and I’m a recovering Olympaholic. More...

Fawcett Memorial Hospital preps for $32 million expansion

Fawcett Memorial Hospital has the same problem as a lot of other hospitals in Florida, according to CEO Bill Hawley. More...

We appreciate our citizens’ support of law enforcement

GUEST COLUMN

Editor’s note: Capt. Dennis Kirk is off this week, as he prepares for the celebration- of- life ceremony for the late Punta Gorda singer- songwriter Jim Morris. Recent tragic events have rocked our country and our community. More...

COMMUNITY NEWS

Tami Sender named Community Foundation CEO Charlotte Community Foundation Inc. has announced that Tami Sender will join the organization as CEO, effective Oct. 3. More...

2016 Best 1/2

Here’s to the people, places and things that make Southwest Florida so special specialso

Welcome to the 2016 Florida Weekly Best 1/2 Section Each year in late August we remind our Charlotte County readers about many of our marketers who were featured in our May 5 “Best of Charlotte County” section. More...

Business News

Kissing-up ... in the workplace

Study notes effects of brown-nosing on new employees, colleagues in the workplace

Opinions, impressions, intuitions, feelings, and distinct reactions — not many American adults lack one of the above when it comes to the workplace practice of “brown-nosing.” More...

My Shower Door/D3 Glass ranked in INC Magazine’s Top 5,000 list

Lee County based My Shower Door/ D3 Glass has made INC Magazine’s “Top 5,000 Fastest Growing Businesses in the United States” list for the second consecutive year. More...

Cisco, gambling on Internet of Things, a good buy for investors

MONEY & INVESTING

IoT. An acronym virtually unheard of a few years ago that is now at the strategic core of some of the largest technology companies of the world. More...